Anvil Point Lighthouse

Built from local stone, Anvil Point Lighthouse was completed in 1881 and opened by Neville Chamberlain’s father, then Minister of Transport. Anvil Point is sometimes referred to as Durlston Lighthouse.

The light is positioned to give a waypoint for vessels on passage along the English Channel coast. To the west, it gives a clear line from Portland Bill and to the east guides vessels away from the Christchurch Ledge and leads them into the Solent.

Lighthouse has a visitor centre.

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Anvil Point Lighthouse Photos

durlston lighthouse

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Dec 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11fog
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 2℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Dec 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -1.6℃ to -1.2℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 14partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.4℃ to 1.3℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.2℃ to 0.6℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (N)

Swanage weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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